The Bishop and his Trip out of the Country
Der Bishcof und die Ausreise
"The Bishop and his Trip out of the Country." Volk auf dem Weg, December 1993, 9.
Translation from German to English by Ingeborg Wallner Smith, Western Springs, Illinois
|Erwin Teufel, Minister-president of the sister state of the Germans from Russia, greeter the Russian-German Bishop of Nowosibirsk, Joseph Werth.|
Bishop Josef Werth explained this after the pilgrimage service of the Russian-Germans in Deffingen (Baden-Württemberg) in October, 1993. Also concerning the settlement attempts of the Russian-Germans in regions of the former Soviet Union the Bishop, as opposed to Minister-president Erwin Teufel, declared himself to be skeptical. Neither near Russians or the Volga nor in Ukraine did such projects have good prospects. After endless expulsions and sorrows, almost every one of his countrymen in Siberia or Kasachstan had only the wish, as far as possible without detours, to resettle directly to Germany.
(after kna bw)
Our appreciation is extended to Ingeborg Smith for translation
of this article.
Our appreciation is extended to Ingeborg Smith for translation of this article.